Sheffield Chamber supports industrial complex plan

September 13, 2018 by  

Ambitious proposals for an industrial project have the approval of Sheffield Chamber.

The scheme may generate almost 5,000 jobs if it gets the green light. Demand for printing services in Sheffield can get a boost from further economic development in the region. Sheffield’s chamber of commerce has been swift to endorse the Don Valley initiative. However, Brenda Jordan, the top operations director at Sheffield Chamber, told The Star:

“We would like to ensure that adequate road management systems are factored into any planning approval, given this area suffers from significant planning congestion.”

Nonetheless, Jordan believes that the industrial complex has the potential to deliver an improvement in terms of economic prosperity. She appreciates the importance of creating jobs in the vicinity. The travel plan could address some of her anxieties on the sustainability front.

British Land revealed the details of the plan. A retail centre in the area is already going to benefit from an extension worth about £300 million. The actual site is a brownfield one and planning permission for mixed use of the land already exists.

However, the fresh vision focuses more on industry and research than conventional office units. The hope is that start-ups and big enterprises might benefit from being adjacent to the existing Advanced Manufacturing Park. Nor should the proximity of the research developments in the Olympic Legacy Park be a hindrance to progress.

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